This mentality has got to change.

I'm seeing and hearing too many times that people in bands don't march the whole season, or only march "important" games (big rival, Homecoming, BOTB), or skip their game or practice to see someone else's event.

I know bands as a whole are smaller these days, but just how much do we need these people? At what point does it get bad enough that we tell these H.A.N.'s (figure it out) to go on about their business? What is being done to get them to act right (without hazing)?

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THE ONLY OTHER OPTION IS TO SHOW THEM HOW MUCH YOU DONT CARE ABOUT THEM BY MAKING AN EXAMPLE AND PUTTING THEM OUT.
i say you dont anybody in any band no matter what the numbers
People like that need to get the hell on. All band directors have to deal with administrators harassing us about the size of the band but in the case of a$$holes, Id rather have a smaller better playing band without they a$$ in the way. anyway they will need the band before the band needs them.
thats an age old question cleve...
my thing is .. why waste money to be in something that you don't attend practice/performances for. IMO thats not a true bandsmen.
At Greenville Weston we do not tollarate such non sense. Either you come or you do not if you do handle what we call BAND BUSINESS then they might as well go play Football..........
I think it has something to do with the band directors not teaching the (H.A.N.'s or whatever that means) what a real band is all about. In most high schools nowadays, the freshmen just march with the band and don't know what they are doing, because their band director from middle school didn't show them any thing about the discipline it take to march with a band , nowadays high school bands get sorrier any sorrier as the freshmen move up. What im saying is why wait till high school to teach them the concept of a marching band.Im not sayin it's with every high school, but ive noticed that i can look at a video from 5-10, 11, 12, 13 years ago and the band from the present sounds different or even worst than the band from the past. Back then high school bands sounded like college bands, now they sound like a squirrel tryin to get a nut.The problem can be fixed, we just need to start children early (like in 4th to 5th grade) on how to play and instrument instead of waiting till they are in middle school, cause where im from(back in the day) we had elementary marching bands who could blow!!!
My band doesn't stand for any of this. We might have some complainers but they get it together and start moving. My band director has that attitude where you would want to put forth the effort. The lazy ones quit before the first performance anyway. That's maybe 2 or 3. Some may miss 1 or 2 practices. When my grandfather past I went to practice and the game. My friends made sure I was fine but we had to move forward. No one could bring him back so we have to press forward. I say if you got slackers then tell them to hit the door quick fast and in a hurry because they are holding the band back from reaching the level of perfection it is striving for.
well my method is to make the kids outkast...thge ones that dont come to pratice..and when its time for..us to go some were like out of town band trips florida sea world...or somthing ..i get the school to pay for it so that its free..and then...you start to see the faces pop up out of no were..that you probly havent seen sence.....like what summer camp..so you just turn them around..ANd SAY PLEASE DISSMISS YOUR SELF....THE KIDS WILL DO THe REST...If YOUR KIDS HAVE GOOD DISAPLINE..THEN THEY WILL TELL KATs TO EAIRTHER COMe TO PRATICE OR GET OUT....THAT WAY CLEVE...YOU CAN JUTS SIt CHILL ANd GET SOMe REAL WORK DONE..BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THAT KINd Of STUFF CAN GET IN THe WAY Of REAL TEACHING...
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well my method is to make the kids outkast...thge ones that dont come to pratice..and when its time for..us to go some were like out of town band trips florida sea world...or somthing ..i get the school to pay for it so that its free..and then...you start to see the faces pop up out of no were..that you probly havent seen sence.....like what summer camp..so you just turn them around..ANd SAY PLEASE DISSMISS YOUR SELF....THE KIDS WILL DO THe REST...If YOUR KIDS HAVE GOOD DISAPLINE..THEN THEY WILL TELL KATs TO EAIRTHER COMe TO PRATICE OR GET OUT....THAT WAY CLEVE...YOU CAN JUTS SIt CHILL ANd GET SOMe REAL WORK DONE..BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THAT KINd Of STUFF CAN GET IN THe WAY Of REAL TEACHING...
oh that a work
i hate band members like this however our B.D. is the type of b.d. that no matter who u are and no matter how much u contribute,he will cut u from a performance for missing practice

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